SCE Climate Colloquium | November 11

Climate Colloquium Invitation 
Please join this Thursday for the SCE Climate Colloquium. While unusual, this is a day-long, all-school event aligned with COP26 so students, faculty, and staff can collective focus attention to the existential threat, persistent presence, and unjust impact of the global climate crisis.  And, equally, to embrace and celebrate creative ways to decarbonize the practices of Interior Design, Product + Industrial Design, Architecture, and Lighting Design.

Format for the Day:  Each discipline of SCE will take the “stage” for 1.5 hours.  1 hour will be dedicated to a series of focused faculty project presentations.  At the end of the hour, an open response and Q+A will follow, led by student managers.  Program directors will moderate each session.

Zoom Link
Here is the link for the SCE Climate Colloquium.
Password: 399527
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+16465588656,,97119423095# US (New York)
+13126266799,,97119423095# US (Chicago)
(You do not have to register for the day-long event.)

Spaces to Watch/Engage
If you are on campus, E 303 and The Sky Room are being configured so students + faculty + staff can watch these in a seminar setting.

9:30 am:  Welcome, Introduction, Setting the Stage
David J. Lewis on COP26 and Decarbonization
Joel Towers on NYC Climate Change

10:30 – 12:00   Product Design  /  Industrial Design
Faculty Presentations (8 at 6 min each)
Mark Bechtel
Christine Facella
Dave Marin
Daniel Michalik
Barent Roth
Andrea Ruggiero
Sarah Templin
Allan Wexler

Student Q&A Managers: Michelle Levy, Ian Adler


12:30 – 2:00          Lighting Design
Faculty Presentations  (3 at 15 min each)
Craig Bernecker
Derek Porter
Glenn Shrum

Student Q&A Managers: Miranda Waldron, Katrina Matejcik

2:15 – 3:45             Architecture
Faculty Presentations  (11 at 4 min each)
Andreas Benzing
Andy Bernheimer
Matt Burgermaster
Nina Edwards Anker
Aurora Jensen
David Leven
Brian McGrath
Tommy Schaperkotter
Sharon Egretta Sutton
Joel Towers
Jieun Yang

Student Q&A Manager: Olivia Haley-Schmitt

4:00 – 5:30             Interior Design
Faculty Presentations  (5 at 10 min each)
Jennifer Chalos
Nina Edwards Anker
Maria Linares Trelles
Eva Perez de Vega
Jonsara Ruth

Student Q&A Managers: Perri Eppie, Madina Masimova, Cynthis Rojas

6:00- 7:30        Keynote:  Emmanuel Pratt, Sweet Water Foundation
Please do Register for the Keynote:  It is through a separate Zoom link.

Please mark your calendars. See a list of resources below, including links to COP26 events.

David J. Lewis, Dean

A few resources and Links on the topic: